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Etymology

Old English fēdan, from Germanic. Cognate with Danish føde, Dutch voeden, Swedish föda.

Verb

Infinitive
to feed

Third person singular
feeds

Simple past
fed

Past participle
-

Present participle
feeding

to feed (third-person singular simple present feeds, present participle feeding, simple past and past participle fed)
  1. (transitive) to give food to eat, nurture
    Feed the dog every evening.
  2. (intransitive) to eat (usually of animals)
    Spiders feed on gnats and flies.
  3. (transitive) To give to a machine to be processed.
    Feed the paper gently into the document shredder.
    We got interesting results after feeding the computer with the new data.

Translations

Noun

Singular
feed

Plural
s

feed (s)
  1. (uncountable) Food given to (especially herbivorous) animals.
    They sell feed, riding helmets, and everything else for horses.
  2. Something supplied continuously; as, a satellite feed.
  3. (countable) A gathering to eat, especially in quantity
    They held a crab feed on the beach.
  4. (Internet) Encapsulated online content, such as news or a blog, that you can subscribe to with a feed reader.

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